Urgent, A lot of blood in poo!!! Help please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shay20, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    I have 3 2 weeks old chicks in one cage and i noticed alot of blood on the floor and on there teddy bear, There buts look clean no cuts anywhere.
    Is this cocci? they are eating and drinking acting fine. I need to know the name of the med to give them for cocci i forgot the name of it.
    Thanks
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I would watch them for a bit to make SURE it's bloody poo and not coming from somewhere else. It concerns me that you saw blood on their teddy bear...I wouldn't think they'd poop on their teddy, but you never know. Here's a helpful link to several pics of what "normal" poo looks like, just for reference:

    http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=17568
     
  4. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Yep its bloody poo i had one out while i cleaned there cage and while they were out one flew onto th efloor and poop watery red poo i awsome its blood. it looks like blood.
     
  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they're acting otherwise healthy, the infection is likely mild. Give them yogurt, fresh greens (chick weed and grass clippings are great and easily found), boiled rice with honey, and electrolytes. That alone might take care of the problem.
     
  6. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, what are you feeding them? If you give them a lot of red or yellow fruits, their droppings can become a sticky red color. Red pellets can make their droppings turn red too.
     
  7. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    there egg layer pellets.
     
  8. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For one, that's not the correct feed for 2 week old chicks. It's too low in protein so they won't grow properly. They should be fed chick starter up until the point of lay, even after if you want.

    But um... that blows my theory out of the water so never mind. lol.
     
  9. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Quote:Thanks ill go get some of that.
     
  10. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    Medicated chick start contains a medication that slows coccidia infection (if that is what they have)

    Fecal check at the vet's to find out if they actually have coccidia- then the sulmet or amprollium would help, or even ask about marquis paste if your vet stocks that and is willing to look up experimental doses.

    Get them off of the layer ration, too high in calcium and too low in protein, you are not helping them with this choice. Get them on chick start.

    Coccidia generally comes from exposure to adult chickens/feces or dirt, where did they come from and what does your set up look like beyond a cage? Are they on dirt, or was the cage used before?
     

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